naniifresh Posted March 26, 2009 Share Posted March 26, 2009 Hello all, I'm looking for a bit of advice, of course. I applied to and received offers from 6/8 schools, am currently trying to decide between a Comp Lit PHd at Brown and a (fully funded) "Area Studies" masters at Cornell. Am I crazy to seriously consider turning down a PhD program for a masters program? The thing is, I seriously feel drained after 4 years of undergrad and while I don't want to take time off-- I really would like some time to solidify my interests. I've spoken to several profs at the area studies masters, one of which ( my potential adviser) warned me that getting into graduate school is going to be even tougher in the coming years. He seemed to be hinting that I should take the PHd offer...but I'm starting to have doubts about a) my fit in the program the potential of jobs after graduation in comp lit or a national literature program...etc,etc, etc. The only reason I'd take the Phd offer is because I'm quite worried about my grades this semester and I don't want to go through the whole application process again. Really, I nearly died of angst this Jan/Feb, lol. Any thoughts? Best, NF Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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